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Michael Neave's Kitchen and Whisky Bar

21 Old Fishmarket Close, Edinburgh, Scotland
+44 131 226 4747
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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21 Old Fishmarket Close, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Awesome food… and the service was fantastic! The dessert was also great. It's got a great atmosphere when it fills up

Thank gregf674
Reviewed 5 days ago

This restaurant & Whiskey bar was recommended to us & we are glad we tried it. It's situated offf the Royal Mile, in Edinburgh, down a quiet close so would know it's there! The portion sizes aren't large but the quality, flavour & presentation makes...More

Thank Deb0rahsp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had been a couple of times before but not for a while. Glad to see the food is still very good. It's just yards from he High Street. We visited early in a Saturday pre-concert at the Castle. A lovely spacious dining room and staff...More

1  Thank John2France
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beginning the evening upstairs in the bar we experienced the care and passion of the bar staff who were obviously knowledgable in their field of work and advised us well on both Whiskey and Cocktails. Once downstairs in the dining area starting with the Black...More

Thank Carstairs5
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited Michael Neave's for dinner and for lunch, and went back for dinner on this occasion. I did not think it possible for this visit to better previous visits however, I was gladly wrong. Again, a friendly waiter or waitress greets you on...More

1  Thank slushfundEdinburgh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined here as a party of eight for my daughter's graduation lunch and we had an incredible experience. They had put on a vegan inclusive lunch menu for my daughter which three of us ended up eating from. The food was exceptional. The bruschetta...More

Thank ziz11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started with a Scotch whiskey tasting that was highly informative, with 3 very different Scotches. The server was knowledgable and patient with us, it took about an hour. Then we moved into the dining room and had a wonderful meal. The venison was outstanding....More

Thank Kristine C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best meal during our holidays. Young Scottish chef who is really worth a visit and with an impeccable service. We will be back!

Thank Sonia033
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clearly this is some of the best food in Scotland. The atmosphere is sophisticated yet friendly. Service was knowledgeable and professional. You can have your drinks and order from the bar "upstairs", but we chose to go directly to our lovely table. Select a Scotch...More

1  Thank EagleEyeBoston
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had no reservation but were happy to wander around the neighborhood for 45 minutes until we could be seated. Began upstairs tasting a few single malts from the well-stocked bar, then went down to our table. The atmosphere is lovely--interesting decor, tables well-spaced so...More

Thank Nancy19067
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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January 18, 2017|
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Response from MonsoonScotland | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sorry, as you can see I don't come on very often. As others have said no dress code.
Ann A
October 24, 2016|
Response from MacKenzie B |
Yes. You simply need to pop in.
Emma S
October 16, 2016|
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Response from Explore_Our_Worlds | Reviewed this property |
No they focus on cocktails and wine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Old Fishmarket Close, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 226 4747
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